It’s been a rough 2 weeks. I spent more than a week in the ICU (including Thanksgiving) with pancreatitis and (maybe) a GI ulcer or infection. I came home on Nov. 30 and went back for visits on Thurs. Dec. 2 and again this morning. Dr. Tripp says that I am anorexic and that my WBC is incredibly high. By the end of last week, my blood work was a bit better, but I still will not eat. Dr. Tripp gave me more IV fluids last Thurs. and sent me home with my own IV bag. My breeder, Candy, helps by giving me IV fluids every day.
I am now down to 6.5 pounds. (For you big guys, that’s like starting at 90 lbs and dropping down to 65 pounds.) I’ve lost 28% of my weight. Mom says I probably weigh less than one of Fortis’ paws!!!
I do not want to eat. My Mom won’t let me eat anything with much fat in it and I don’t want all the stuff Mom and everyone else offers me. I have lots of pills to take and now I can’t even have cheese with my pills. I wish I could have something good to eat. Mom gives me syringes of stuff that’s all blah and watery.
Besides not wanting to eat, I am looking and feeling better. Today Dr. Tripp made me very sleepy and then she looked into my mouth and checked all my teeth and gums; she said it all looks good. But I still don’t want to put any food into my mouth. There was more blood work. It’s a wonder that I still have any blood at all after all the blood they have taken from me.
I am a superstar at the Hospital now! Everyone knows me and my Mom. I know all the doctors and all the techs. They are all my friends. I told everyone that I get mail from my buddies on Tripawds.com!!!
Mom is hanging in there (we take lots of ET Gayle’s medicinal naps together), but she did freak out when she saw the balance on her VISA card.
Thanks for thinking of me, JAMES
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